“As soon as Peter and John were let go, they went to their friends and told them what the high priests and religious leaders had said. Hearing the report, they lifted their voices in a wonderful harmony in prayer:
Do you have people iwho are in your life as your power circle?
We see from the scripture above that Peter and John returned to their power circle, company, friends, team to share their experience and they encouraged one another by praying together.
You need people in your life that you can run to when feeling down or discouraged, a group of people that you pray together, study together, share the word, fellowship together and share burdens, also a group of people that motivates you to do more and improve yourself.
I listened to pastor Paul Enenche message where he spoke about how they were in the 70’s and 80’ where they asked each other questions like, have you read this book or that book, one will say after I read that book, I prayed for 10 hours and the other will say 10 what, then he will leave them there to go and do 12 hours, until after that prayers, he won’t come out, that was how they charged themselves, that was how they motivated themselves, Kai that was a holy competition, who will finish the Bible first, that was their pattern.
But today many of us don’t have such groups where we challenge ourselves, we are big men and women of God, some might even misunderstand you and say you are trying to compete with them.
I remember there was a time I was lazy in bible study and was only praying, I called a brother and asked him, how many chapters do you read daily, he said 10 in the morning and also some in the night, I was like Jesus I need help, I was immediately motivated and I took my bible study more serious.
The way we were created as human beings, sometimes we know the right thing to do but we just need someone else to tell us again so we can take it more serious.
Let me confess here, a mentee called me one day and spoke about how that he is finishing the Bible in 3 months, I was like wow, I prayed for him but immediately I told myself if my mentee is finishing the Bible in 3 months I must do it too, so I knew I needed motivation if I won’t stop on the way, I called some people that I have authority over, I said if I am your leader we are going to be reading the Bible daily and finish in 3 months, they had no choice, they thought I was helping them, they didn’t know I needed them as a motivation, we started and we finished in 2 months and 2 weeks. Although the guy who motivated me didn’t finish eventually but he has challenged me.
My wife too is another member of my power circle, most times I wake up to see her praying, I will be like, I need help oo, if me the pastor is sleeping and the pastor’s babe is praying, then the pastor needs help, so I will then go out for prayer walk. We need such motivations around us.
People who will push you to read, pray, study, give, it was uche Dunamis hub that gave me a message of someone that said he gave God his first 1 million and I vowed that when I make my first 1 million I will do the same, thank God I did, you need a power circle.
People might misunderstand you, they might say you are trying to outdo them or use their own dealings to judge your life , but to thy own self be true, please ensure you stay motivated, haba I ask questions ooo, I asked a brother that I saw great grace on his life, hello bro please how do you pray?, how many hours do you pray?, what are your prayer points,thank God I learnt some great things also.
A pastor friend told me that he prayed 15 hours after he heard me say I pray 13 hours non stop and I was like wao ok, it’s time to upgrade and I went 38 hours although I had breaks in between, I know that, if he reads this now, he will want to do 40 hours, this how believers should relate.
Who are your power circle
They might not be popular but you need people who will ginger you to do more.
Let me close with this, see what scripture says about provoking each other.
“And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,”
Hebrews 10:24 AMPC
Well I am here to motivate you oo, follow me on all social media platforms and be motivated @pdanielolawande
Source: P. Daniel Olawande |Published with permission